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Jealous gunman arrested after shooting rival

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Jealous gunman arrested after shooting rival
Police at the crime scene. Photo: APA (Eggenberger)
09:15 CET+01:00
Police have arrested a 50-year-old man who had been on the run after allegedly shooting a love rival in a castle car park in Klagenfurt, Carinthia on Sunday.

The man was armed and considered dangerous. Police arrested him early on Tuesday morning, near Feldkirchen. His getaway car, a white Suzuki Splash, was found on Monday evening, not far from his parents' house.

The manhunt had focussed on the village of St Ulrich, where roads were blocked off and a nearby forest was searched overnight with thermal imaging cameras and a helicopter.

Erwin P is believed to have shot 53-year-old Franz W three times in the face as he sat in his parked BMW in Mageregg Castle car park on Sunday afternoon.

The dead man was in a relationship with Erwin P’s ex-girlfriend, who was reported to have been sitting in the car beside Franz and witnessed the murder.

Franz W has two daughters, aged 17 and 18. Police said he died instantly.

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